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PS4 / PS5 Game Review

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Format: PS4 / PS5
Publisher: Elden Pixels
Developer: Decemberborn
RRP: £9.99
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Age Restrictions: 7+
Release Date: 12 April 2022

You wake in a strange world, with no recollection of how you got there. Welcome to Cathedral, a world full of secrets, hidden rooms, dungeons and towns. The game features a vast world, meant for exploring. Control a nameless protagonist from a different world and team up with the spirit known as Soul and set out to demolish the demi-god known only as Ardur...

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An action adventure dungeon crawler heavy on nostalgia

Cathedral is a huge throwback to oldskool gaming. For those who grew up on NES and Sega Megadrive, this game will transport you back in time. It's an action adventure dungeon crawler heavy on nostalgia. Set out exploring dungeons where enemies roam every corner and treacherous bosses guard every treasure.

You start the game with very little information. You're trapped in a cavernous, dungeon-like Cathedral. Your goal seems simple: Survive and get out. This is easier said than done. For around every corner awaits a new beastie or challenge to overcome. There are passageways that lead ever downwards, but once you head this way a spiked ceiling begins to descend towards you; switches that unlock hidden areas, or help to escape certain doom; and an endless stream of new critters to fend off.

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Your goal seems simple: Survive and get out

There's a handy in-game map to help you find your way ever forward. But things are never as simple as simply heading in one direction. You'll be doubling back in order to achieve your objectives... and look out for weapons and healing aids that can be added to your inventory.

The game uses a retro sound and colour palette, but even new gamers will find this a challenging little game that they'll be drawn back to time and time again.


Nick Smithson

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